Weekly Freebies: Sea of Talmud

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Dr. Henry (Hillel) Abramson has graciously made his new e-book, The Sea of Talmud: A Brief and Personal Introduction, available for free to Hirhurim readers. Please use the coupon code MQ95X here: link.

Henry (Hillel) Abramson is a specialist in Jewish history and thought based in Miami Beach, Florida. A native of northern Ontario, he received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto and has held visiting appointments and post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard, Oxford, Cornell and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He currently serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services at Touro College South. He is the author of Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning (Feldheim, 2006), A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920 (Harvard, 1999), The Art of Hatred: Images of Intolerance in Florida Culture (JMOF, 2001), and many articles in scholarly journals. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and he was named to the “Excellence in the Academy” award by the National Education Association.

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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